Jack Harrison has been discussing how playing alongside top talents such as Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard and David Villa helped him become the player he is today.
The Leeds United winger, currently on loan at the club from Manchester City, played arguably his best game for the club at the weekend. Harrison scored and set up the two goals in Leeds United’s 2-0 win over QPR.
He has since spoken to The Telegraph about his performance and was asked about working with the trio of legends during his time at former club New York City.
Harrison, who was also coached by Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira in the States, lauded the impact of the players during his time in New York.
“It’s an incredible experience to play with these types of players and I am just so pleased that I had that opportunity.
“Watching them day in day out in training and in matches you pick up little things.
“Those guys were brilliant with me. It would have been so easy for them to have forgotten about the youngsters but they were fantastic idols for me and I always looked up to them.”
It is great to hear that all three were so helpful but the trio are known for being good both on and off the pitch. Even if Leeds fans might have had some pantomime rivalry with Lampard last season during the promotion battle with Derby County, who he was then manager of, they undoubtedly respect his achievements in the game and what he might have offered Harrison.
Leeds fans will now just hope that the inconsistent winger can maintain this current form and develop the consistent playing level Lampard, Pirlo and Villa all maintained in their illustrious careers.
If he can, then he can hopefully play a big role in Leeds United pushing for promotion.